Walls and ceilings in the syrup room shall have a smooth, washable, light-colored surface, in good repair. Walls in container filling area shall have a smooth, washable, and light-colored surface up to the height reached by splash or water spray. The ceiling and wall area above this height may be constructed of suitable sound retarding material. Interior walls of storage areas may be left unfinished or covered with standard construction materials. All walls and ceilings shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.
This part is deemed to be satisfied when:
Walls are constructed of smooth-surface concrete, cement plaster, tile, brick, or other equivalent material, or light-colored painted plaster, asbestos, or similar materials having a smooth washable surface is used. Red quarry tile shall be considered light-colored.
Sound retarding walls and ceiling materials as well as paint or water proofing material are to be considered water resistant and not conducive to the multiplication of microorganisms or harboring of insects and rodents. (The use of sound retarding materials where appropriate is encouraged to maintain noise level to a minimum.)
Walls and ceilings are cleaned as frequently as necessary to maintain them in a clean and sanitary condition.
September 23, 2013